Dorothea Tanning was a rare female protagonist of surrealism and bridged many art disciplines and movements. A new exhibition pays due tribute to this pioneer, says CLAUDIA PRITCHARD.

An friend’s experience of the American healthcare system showed BONNIE GREER the horror of a US-style NHS.

“We are in a time – and rightly so – when we believe people who say that they have been victims of assault of any kind. We have to, because so many people have lived their pain, their lives unbelieved.”

The year when music came with a sense of optimism, Orientalism – and often surrealism – as pharaohs and fruit provided the inspiration.

By picking a fight with Ireland, the UK might turn one of its closest allies against it, writes BONNIE GREER.

BONNIE GREER on how British populism is fuelling Brexit in England.

Brexit will do nothing for the overlooked parts of the UK, says JOHN KAMPFNER. Instead, it will hurt them the most.

Gilda Gray built an entire career on the shimmy, the dance she developed as a teenager, writes CHARLIE CONNELLY in the most recent Great European Lives.

The 1930s and 1940s created a template for festive films which is as powerful now as ever, writes BONNIE GREER.

MICHAEL WHITE on the dark forces that circle as the hunt continues for a way out.

SOPHIA DEBOICK on a year when the pop charts were filled with vibrancy and variety.. characteristics that were about to become severely stifled

As recovery from the war continued, a new era of individualism and hedonism was already on the horizon. SOPHIA DEBOICK reports

With superstar sculptor Anish Kapoor’s work, setting is everything – as FLORENCE HALLETT finds when she visits an island exhibition on a Norwegian fjord.

Bonnie Greer discusses whether the media needs regulating, or whether the politicians do.

What happens next in both the UK and the US could be pivotal. BONNIE GREER reflects on the story of the two countries and asks who will write the next chapter

The second summer of love 30 years ago kickstarted the biggest cultural shift in the country since punk. ANDREW WOODS has his glowsticks at the ready to chart a course from Chicago to Ibiza to Manchester... and the M25.

Following the cancellation of sitcom Roseanne, BONNIE GREER looks at the changing landscape of American television.

I once wrote for Bill Cosby, but turned down a chance to do more.

BONNIE GREER says we are not on board for the anti-immigration; nativist; and economic protectionism of the culture wars known as MAGA and Brexit.

Ahead of the return to London of arguably his greatest work, Glengarry Glen Ross, Charlie Connelly considers the craft of polymath and playwright David Mamet.

A new film, Detroit, depicts the deadly five days in the combustible city over the summer of 1967 when disorder saw the National Guard sent in and dozens left dead.

Communities must not become havens for the international super-rich who pay next to no tax

When you think about it, Theresa May’s decision to call a snap election should come as no surprise.

Trump could have us in the palm of his hand - and that’s a bad place to be

Confused by another week in Brexit? We round up the losers and the losers (because there are no winners) of another crazy seven days on Planet Brexit

Just who are the wealthiest people in Europe? We found out how much they’re worth

Donald Trump, like Barack Obama before him, is an actor and Meryl Streep played the role of the critic. Playwright Bonnie Greer on an unfolding American drama

Can America recover, regardless of who ends up in the White House? Michael White explores the deeps roots of America’s current predicament

Never mind the politics of migration, Bonnie Greer gives a deeply personal reflection of the hope and promise it represents

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